The Yankees Need a New Approach, Not New Free Agents
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
This will be a difficult and possibly strange off-season for the New York Yankees. The lawsuit between their star, aging and scandal-ridden third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball has drawn the most attention, but there is more. The Yankees, after missing the playoffs in 2013, have been rumored to be pursuing more or less all of the top free agents. Of course, the best free agent on the market this off-season is the Yankees' own Robinson Cano. Losing Cano, one of the game's best hitters, would hurt the Yankees, but signing him to a huge multi-year contract, is also not without risk.
Thus far, however, the Yankees off-season has been relatively quiet. The only significant moves they have made is to resign a pair of shortstops. Derek Jeter was signed to a restructured one year extension and Brendan Ryan was retained in case Jeter can no longer play. With prominent aging stars like Rodriguez and Jeter, as well as Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia, the Yankees will struggle to...
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